Violence Is Usually the Answer, Part 3

Rules, rules, rules – they tell us how to play.  They’re important because they determine what we can and cannot do within the framework of the game.  We allow them to place restrictions on us during structured play to provide resolution mechanics, challenge, and direction on what happens next.  I’ve got lots of strong feelings about what makes a rule Read More …

Story Games and Semantics – The Perfect Word

Words fascinate me.  I’ve always enjoyed language, both reading and writing, even from a young age.  The English language, in particular, contains nuances that seem endlessly fractal at times.  One of my personal pleasures is finding the exact perfect word to describe an object or express an idea. You might be wondering where I’m going with this and how it Read More …